Tactical Analysis: Visitors Ride Their Luck

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Tactical Analysis: Visitors Ride Their Luck
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Before this league game, Everton had become the first team in Premier League history to both score and concede in 16 consecutive league matches. So, a goalless draw against such a team tells you that Swansea’s newly developed pragmatism is effective in stopping the opposition from scoring but is also compromising on their ability to attack with spite. Everton have suffered only 3 defeats this season, which is as many as the league leaders, but have now recorded a massive 10 draws, which is only behind Stoke City’s 11. “It could quite easily cost us if we don’t turn these into wins,” said Everton manager David Moyes after watching his side failing to win a match they completely dominated.

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